Carolina running back CHRISTIAN McCAFFREY …
… recorded 166 scrimmage yards (146 rushing, 20 receiving) and three touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving) in the Panthers‘ 30-20 win over Tennessee.
McCaffrey, who has 1,244 scrimmage yards and 13 touchdowns this season, is the sixth player in NFL history and first since PRIEST HOLMES (2002) with at least 1,200 scrimmage yards and 13 touchdowns in their team’s first eight games of a season.
Sunday marked McCaffrey’s sixth game of the season with at least 150 scrimmage yards and a touchdown, joining JIM BROWN (1963) as the only players with six such performances in their team’s first eight games of a season in NFL history.
McCaffrey has seven games with both a rushing and receiving touchdown in his first three seasons, tied with ABNER HAYNES (1960-62) for the second-most such games in a player’s first three seasons in league annals. Only CHUCK FOREMAN (eight games from 1974-75) had more.
Oakland rooking running back JOSH JACOBS totaled 120 rushing yards and two touchdowns in the Raiders‘ 31-24 win over Detroit. Jacobs is the first rookie since Cincinnati’s ICKEY WOODS (1988) to have at least two rushing touchdowns in three of his first eight career games.
Rookie tight end FOSTER MOREAU …
… and rookie wide receiver HUNTER RENFROW each recorded a touchdown reception on Sunday. Along with Jacobs‘ two touchdowns, the Raiders are the first team since the SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (November 22, 2015) to have rookies score all four touchdowns in a victory.